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Buick LaCrosse vs. Chevrolet Malibu Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Buick LaCrosse vs. Chevrolet Malibu Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,610

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $11,885

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,032

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $11,323

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Model Year20172017
ModelLaCrosseMalibu
TrimBasePremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $36,065 $30,975
Base Invoice $34,622 $29,736
Sights and Sounds Package. 1,550  
Premium Group 5,000  
Driver Confidence Package 2 1,690  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 395  
Cargo mat 80  
Engine-block heater 100 100
All-weather floor mats 140 140
Panoramic sunroof 1,550 1,270
Driver Confidence Package II   995
Driver Confidence Package   1,195
Cargo net   60
Sights and Sounds Package. 1,410  
Premium Group 4,800  
Driver Confidence Package 2 1,538  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 359  
Cargo mat 73  
Engine-block heater 91 91
All-weather floor mats 127 127
Panoramic sunroof 1,410 1,156
Driver Confidence Package II   905
Driver Confidence Package   1,087
Cargo net   55
Options (change) 10,505 3,760
Options (change) 9,808 3,421
Destination 925 875
Total Price $47,495 $35,610
Total Invoice $45,355 $34,032

The configured Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan has a 310-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Buick LaCrosse Base trim is $36,065. The features would cost an additional $10,505. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $47,495.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $30,975. The features would cost an additional $3,760. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,610.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Buick LaCrosse trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Malibu Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan has a 310-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Buick LaCrosse Base trim is $34,622. The features would cost an additional $9,808. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $45,355.

The invoice of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $29,736. The features would cost an additional $3,421. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,032.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Buick LaCrosse trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Malibu Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Buick LaCrosse vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Malibu Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $9,260
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,816
Model Year20172017
ModelLaCrosseMalibu
TrimBasePremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine310hp V6250hp I4
TransmissionT8T9
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/31 MPG22/33 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 11?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18245/40-19
Total Price$47,495$35,610
Adjustments for Features-2,6250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,870$35,610
Total Invoice$45,355$34,032
Adjustments for Features-2,5070
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$42,848$34,032

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Features Comparison: Buick LaCrosse vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Model Year20172017
ModelLaCrosseMalibu
TrimBasePremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Sunshade, rear, power$225 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Surround sound$250 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Bodyside moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Fog lights$125 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Upgraded floor mats $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Total Value of Features$5,025$2,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,625$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,5070

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Specifications Comparison: Buick LaCrosse vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Model Year20172017
ModelLaCrosseMalibu
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase114.4 in111.4 in
Length197.5 in193.8 in
Width73.5 in73.0 in
Height57.5 in57.7 in
Curb Weight3,600 lb.3,388 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.13.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.7 in58.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.8 in54.1 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.2 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.6 in57.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.1 in53.4 in
Row 2 Legroom40.0 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume15.0 ft315.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Buick LaCrosse

Sights and Sounds Package.
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Bose, 11 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Traffic + travel information25No
Speed limit information0No
Total Requested67552%
Total Not Requested62548%
Premium Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat50No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
AC power outlet100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Following distance indicator25Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Wireless charging station75Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested310079%
Total Not Requested82521%
Driver Confidence Package 2
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested2000100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Panoramic sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Total Requested1550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25Yes
Total Requested167589%
Total Not Requested20011%

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